Friday First Look! Goodguys 22nd Colorado Nationals

Goodguys has ventured back to the base of the majestic Rocky Mountains for the 22nd Colorado Nationals this weekend at the Ranch Events Complex in Loveland, Colorado! We’re mining the region for cool vintage tin once again and have already turned up plenty of gems during the first day of this mile-high extended weekend!

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Morning clouds kept the temperatures cool and comfortable today as hundreds of cars began filling the spacious facility. Owners were wiping their cars down and gearing up for a few fun-filled days featuring a wide array of hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars, and much more. There’s plenty of great old car activity happening in colorful Colorado and we want to celebrate it all!

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We’ve got a mother lode of happenings going on all weekend long. Eric Peratt from Pinkee’s Rod Shop will be busy hosting a stellar TGIF Party as well as making Builder’s Choice Top 10 selections, while the Goodguys crew will be making dozens of other award picks. There’s a Specialty Auto Auction happening on Saturday for those interested in bidding on a new cruiser, and we’ll be making noise and smoke during the Nitro Thunderfest exhibitions and Burnout Competition. There will be even more action on the AutoCross course as racers carve corners in an effort to qualify for the Western States Shootout presented by Pennzoil.

Add in attractions like an expansive swap meet, kids activities, live music, and scores of parts vendors, and you can count on a weekend filled with genuine Goodguys goodtimes! Come join us if you’re in the region and watch for more updates on Goodguys digital media throughout the weekend!

Phots by John Jackson & Todd Ryden

Editor, Goodguys Gazette

Damon Lee began snapping photos at car shows when he was 10, tagging along with his father to events throughout the Midwest. He has combined his passion for cars and knack for writing and imagery into a 20-year career in the automotive aftermarket, writing for titles like Super Chevy and Rod & Custom and, more recently, working for respected industry leaders Speedway Motors and Goodguys Rod & Custom Association.